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India Who's Who 1980-81

ed MLA, Bihar & Orissa, 24, editor, Prajatantra
Jhankar & Rachana courted arrest several times in
freedom movement; pres, Utkal PCC, 30-37, Chief
Min, 46-50, Min for Commerce & Industry, G01,
50-52, Governor of Bombay, 55-56, Chief Min of
Orissa, 57-61; mem: Lok Sabha, 62-67; Orissa
Assembly, 67-77; publs: popular novels, dramas,
History of Orissa, Gandhi the Political Leader'; Begin-
ning of the E«/;awd;D. Litt, by Andhra Univ, So,
Utkal, 5f, Saugar, 58; Address: Ekamra Nivas,
Bhubaneswar-751002; T: res 52002.

*MAJHI. Karlic Chandra: b2 Nov32; Fd: Gradu-
ate, 57, B.L., 61; started legal practice at Rairargpur,
63, Dep Min for Home & Finance, Oiissa Govt, 67,
later Min for Urban Development & Public Health,
Engg.

*MISHRA, Loknath; b21 Nov22; s of Godavaris
Mishra; m, Binapani; ones, one d: Ed: Ravenshaw
College, Cuttack; Mg Editor, Daily Ganatantra, 56-
61; pres, All-Orissa Artists' Assn; vice-pres, Orissa
Swatantra Party; mem, Rajya Sabha, since 60; Ad-
dress: 11, Dr Bishamber Dus Marg, New Delhi-
110001; P. Address: Lewis Rd, Bhubaneswar.

*MISHRA, RajBallabh;bllMay 17, at Champua
(Keonjhar Dist, Orissa); s of Himadri & Hiramani
Devi; m;two s, two d; mem, Orissa & Chhatisgarh
Regional Council, 46-48, formed Koshal Utkal Praja
Parishad, its sec, 48, pres, Ganatantra Parishad,
from 50 until Parishad merger with Swatantra Party,
was vice-pres of Orissa unit of Swalantra Party, Min
for Tribal & Rural Welfare, Labour & Housing,
Community Development & Gram Panchayat, 59-61,
for Agriculture, Labour, Employment & Housing,
67-71; Pro-Chancellor, Orissa Univ of Agricluture &
Technology; editor, Ganatantra (Oriya weekly), 53-
58; mem, Board of Editors, Swaraj (Oriya daily), 66-
67; Chmn, Orissa State Financial Corporation; Ad-
dress: 11, Housing Board Colony, Bhubaneswar; P.
Address: New Capital, Bhubaneswar.

*MISRA, Ram Prasad; b29 Sept 20. at Bolangir
(Orissa); s of Kapileswar ARalavati; m, Bishnupriya;
one s, two d; chmn, Bolangir Municipality, 52, Min
for Health, Local Self-goyt, Relief & Rehabilita-
tion, 59,for Agriculture, Soil Conservation, Fisheries.
Veterinary, Community Development & Panchayati
Raj, 65, Pro-Chancellor, Univ of Agriculture &
Technology, 65, leader of Opposition in Orissa
Assembly, 75; mem, Ind Med Assn (Orissa branch);
Min of Finance, Orissa Govt, 77-79; res: 6 Type VIII,
Unit I, Bhubaneswar; P. Address: Bolangir, Orissa,

MOHAPATRA, Haraprasad; b 24 July 23, at Pakhar
in Soro (Balasore Dist, Orissa): s of Raj Kishore &
Udaya Devi; m, Sarojini Devi; two s, five d; Ed:
B.Sc. (Hons), 45, B.L., 48; served for some time as
Asst Biochemist, Agriculture Dept, but resigned,
joined Balasore Dist Bar, 48, joined Swatantra Party,
59, was sec of Balasore Dist Swatantra Party & mem
of its State council & State executive all through,
organising pres, Swatantra Party in Orissa, 69-70, Min
for Law, Forestry, Community Development & Pan-
chayati Raj, Orissa Govt, until 71; was Editor,

Public A/airsi Poli ties

Svarajya (Oriya daily), 71-74; mem. Orfcsa Assembly
since 77; received title of Tarkalankar; P. Add-
ress: Sahadcr Khunta, Bakiiorc DM, Ori^a.

*MURMU, Sidhalai: b 1 Nov 35, at Dardno^
(Mayurbharj Dist, Oriwii); s of Raghurrth; m;
one s; Ed: Graduated from Ranch! Lniv, 67;
associated with All-India Jharkhard Pait>. since 67,
Min for Labour, Orissa Govt, 72: mem, Adinsi
Social Ed & Cultmnl Awn.

*NA!K, Dayanidhi; date of birth not available;
started Harijan movement, 42, pros, Kalahari!!
Depressed Classes' League, 49, vice-pres, Orisbci
Depressed Classes' Le:!Łuc. since 5^: pres, Ganatantra
Sanjtha, 48; chmn, Bhavaripatn a Municipality, 58,
mem, Assembly, since 5?, Min for Works & Trans-
port, Orissa Govt, 67-71, Min again, 71, Min for
Excise & Commerce, 72.

*NAYAK, Brundaban; b July 12, at Syasan Ambagaon
(Ganjam Dist, Orissa); s of Damodar; m, Sat>a-
bhaxna; associated with Ind National Congress,
since 32, chmn, JBerhampur Municipality, 53, 59, 70,
79; mem, Assembly, since 53, Min for Works &
Transport, 59, for Community Dt\elopmcrt &
Panchayati Raj, 63, for Planning, Cooperation &
Urban Development 72; pres: Oris&a State Coopera-
tive Land Mortgage Bank, Orissa State Cooperative
Union; vice-pres, mg cttce of Khaliikote College;
Address: Hillpatna, Berhampur, Ganjam Dist,
Orissa.

PANIGRAHI, Cbintamuni; b22 March 22, ntBiswa-
nathptir; s of Gopinath & GelhiDebi: m,Radha-
niani; five children: Ed: M.A,; Author, writer,
journalist & Editor, Piajatantra, 47-51, DailyMatrii-
bhumii Cuttuck, 51-56; took part in Quit India
Movement; vice-prcs, World Democratic Youth
Federation, 59; vice-chmn, Federation of Ind Youth,
5S; Gen Sec, Ind National Rural Labour Federation;
pres. Orissa Gramina Majdoor Sangh; mem, Orissa
Legislative Assembly, 77-80 & leader of opposition,
77, Lok Sabha, 57-62, 67-70, 71-77 &SO; Address:
10, Dr Bishamber Da* Marg, New Delhi; P. Ad-
drc^s: Srima "Nibas. Saniiapur, Bhubaneswar-2,
(Orissa); T: off 386503 (New Delhi); res 50650
(Bhubancswar).

*PATEL, Harihar; b 20 Sept 24; s of Dasarathi &
Chhaya Devi; m, Kshirordra; ore s; Ed: B.A.,
B.L.; toop part in Quit India & Prajamandal move-
ments, courted imprisonment in connection with
State reorganization, 56, elected to Rajya Sabha, 58,
resigned to work in State, mem, Assembly, 61-71,
Min for Industries, Commerce & Home, Orissa
74-77, Farmers Federation of India; editor: Ekamra
Patrika, Vedavyas; publs: Qtaijorem (a book of
poems); Se hjinlta raGandhi Jayantl (book of short
stories; Margaret; Address: Plot No 312, Kharbela
Nagar, Bhubaneswar-75001; P. Address: PO
Sundargarh, Sundargarh Dist, Orissa; T: res 52264.

*PATNA1K, Bijoyananda; b 5 March 16, at Cuttack
(Orissa); s of Laxmi1 Narayan; Ed: Ravenshaw
College, Cuttack; joined Ind National Airways, be-

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